Dietary Supplements: Products in capsule, tablet or liquid form that provide dietary ingredients, and that are intended to be taken by mouth to increase the intake of nutrients. Dietary supplements can include macronutrients, such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; and/or MICRONUTRIENTS, such as VITAMINS; MINERALS; and PHYTOCHEMICALS.Vitamins: Organic substances that are required in small amounts for maintenance and growth, but which cannot be manufactured by the human body.Dietary Fats: Fats present in food, especially in animal products such as meat, meat products, butter, ghee. They are present in lower amounts in nuts, seeds, and avocados.Diet: Regular course of eating and drinking adopted by a person or animal.Plant Preparations: Material prepared from plants.Dietary Proteins: Proteins obtained from foods. They are the main source of the ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS.Synephrine: Sympathetic alpha-adrenergic agonist with actions like PHENYLEPHRINE. It is used as a vasoconstrictor in circulatory failure, asthma, nasal congestion, and glaucoma.Dietary Fiber: The remnants of plant cell walls that are resistant to digestion by the alimentary enzymes of man. It comprises various polysaccharides and lignins.Ephedra sinica: A plant species of the family Ephedraceae, order Ephedrales, class Gnetopsida, division Gnetophyta. It is a source of EPHEDRINE and other alkaloids.Minerals: Native, inorganic or fossilized organic substances having a definite chemical composition and formed by inorganic reactions. They may occur as individual crystals or may be disseminated in some other mineral or rock. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed; McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Ephedra: A plant genus of the family Ephedraceae, order Ephedrales, class Gnetopsida, division Gnetophyta.Phytotherapy: Use of plants or herbs to treat diseases or to alleviate pain.Herb-Drug Interactions: The effect of herbs, other PLANTS, or PLANT EXTRACTS on the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of drugs.Plant Extracts: Concentrated pharmaceutical preparations of plants obtained by removing active constituents with a suitable solvent, which is evaporated away, and adjusting the residue to a prescribed standard.Paullinia: A plant genus of the family SAPINDACEAE. The seed of P. cupana is the source of guarana powder which contains 4% CAFFEINE.Herbal Medicine: The study of medicines derived from botanical sources.Food, Fortified: Any food that has been supplemented with essential nutrients either in quantities that are greater than those present normally, or which are not present in the food normally. Fortified food includes also food to which various nutrients have been added to compensate for those removed by refinement or processing. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Nutrition Policy: Guidelines and objectives pertaining to food supply and nutrition including recommendations for healthy diet.Dietary Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates present in food comprising digestible sugars and starches and indigestible cellulose and other dietary fibers. The former are the major source of energy. The sugars are in beet and cane sugar, fruits, honey, sweet corn, corn syrup, milk and milk products, etc.; the starches are in cereal grains, legumes (FABACEAE), tubers, etc. (From Claudio & Lagua, Nutrition and Diet Therapy Dictionary, 3d ed, p32, p277)Calcium, Dietary: Calcium compounds used as food supplements or in food to supply the body with calcium. Dietary calcium is needed during growth for bone development and for maintenance of skeletal integrity later in life to prevent osteoporosis.Ephedrine: A phenethylamine found in EPHEDRA SINICA. PSEUDOEPHEDRINE is an isomer. It is an alpha- and beta-adrenergic agonist that may also enhance release of norepinephrine. It has been used for asthma, heart failure, rhinitis, and urinary incontinence, and for its central nervous system stimulatory effects in the treatment of narcolepsy and depression. It has become less extensively used with the advent of more selective agonists.Complementary Therapies: Therapeutic practices which are not currently considered an integral part of conventional allopathic medical practice. They may lack biomedical explanations but as they become better researched some (PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES; DIET; ACUPUNCTURE) become widely accepted whereas others (humors, radium therapy) quietly fade away, yet are important historical footnotes. Therapies are termed as Complementary when used in addition to conventional treatments and as Alternative when used instead of conventional treatment.Legislation, Food: Laws and regulations concerned with industrial processing and marketing of foods.Ginkgo biloba: The only specie of the genus Ginkgo, family Ginkgoacea. It is the source of extracts of medicinal interest, especially Egb 761. Ginkgo may refer to the genus or species.Animal Feed: Foodstuff used especially for domestic and laboratory animals, or livestock.Micronutrients: Essential dietary elements or organic compounds that are required in only small quantities for normal physiologic processes to occur.Fish Oils: Oils high in unsaturated fats extracted from the bodies of fish or fish parts, especially the LIVER. Those from the liver are usually high in VITAMIN A. The oils are used as DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS. They are also used in soaps and detergents and as protective coatings.Dietary Fats, Unsaturated: Unsaturated fats or oils used in foods or as a food.Folic Acid: A member of the vitamin B family that stimulates the hematopoietic system. It is present in the liver and kidney and is found in mushrooms, spinach, yeast, green leaves, and grasses (POACEAE). Folic acid is used in the treatment and prevention of folate deficiencies and megaloblastic anemia.Nutritional Requirements: The amounts of various substances in food needed by an organism to sustain healthy life.Nutrition Surveys: A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to the nutritional status of a human population within a given geographic area. Data from these surveys are used in preparing NUTRITION ASSESSMENTS.Cimicifuga: A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE that contains triterpenoid saponins. Remifemin from C. racemosa is used to suppress LUTEINIZING HORMONE. It is reclassified by some to ACTAEA. The common name of black snakeroot is also used with ASARUM and SANICULA.Food Analysis: Measurement and evaluation of the components of substances to be taken as FOOD.Trace Elements: A group of chemical elements that are needed in minute quantities for the proper growth, development, and physiology of an organism. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Energy Intake: Total number of calories taken in daily whether ingested or by parenteral routes.United StatesCamellia sinensis: Camellia sinensis L. (formerly Thea sinensis) is an evergreen Asiatic shrub of the THEACEAE family. The infusion of leaves of this plant is used as Oriental TEA which contains CAFFEINE; THEOPHYLLINE; and epigallocatechin gallate.Naturopathy: A drugless system of therapy, making use of physical forces such as air, light, water, heat, massage. Treatments are often diet- and nutrition-oriented with attention given to the patient's personal history and lifestyle. (From Cassileth, Alternative Medicine Handbook, 1998, p329)Nutritional Status: State of the body in relation to the consumption and utilization of nutrients.Vitamin E: A generic descriptor for all TOCOPHEROLS and TOCOTRIENOLS that exhibit ALPHA-TOCOPHEROL activity. By virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus, these compounds exhibit varying degree of antioxidant activity, depending on the site and number of methyl groups and the type of ISOPRENOIDS.Food Habits: Acquired or learned food preferences.Dietetics: The application of nutritional principles to regulation of the diet and feeding persons or groups of persons.Cholesterol, Dietary: Cholesterol present in food, especially in animal products.Antioxidants: Naturally occurring or synthetic substances that inhibit or retard the oxidation of a substance to which it is added. They counteract the harmful and damaging effects of oxidation in animal tissues.Random Allocation: A process involving chance used in therapeutic trials or other research endeavor for allocating experimental subjects, human or animal, between treatment and control groups, or among treatment groups. It may also apply to experiments on inanimate objects.Legislation, Drug: Laws concerned with manufacturing, dispensing, and marketing of drugs.Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: The processes and properties of living organisms by which they take in and balance the use of nutritive materials for energy, heat production, or building material for the growth, maintenance, or repair of tissues and the nutritive properties of FOOD.Body Weight: The mass or quantity of heaviness of an individual. It is expressed by units of pounds or kilograms.Isoflavones: 3-Phenylchromones. Isomeric form of FLAVONOIDS in which the benzene group is attached to the 3 position of the benzopyran ring instead of the 2 position.Food Labeling: Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a food or its container or wrapper. The concept includes ingredients, NUTRITIONAL VALUE, directions, warnings, and other relevant information.Ascorbic Acid: A six carbon compound related to glucose. It is found naturally in citrus fruits and many vegetables. Ascorbic acid is an essential nutrient in human diets, and necessary to maintain connective tissue and bone. Its biologically active form, vitamin C, functions as a reducing agent and coenzyme in several metabolic pathways. Vitamin C is considered an antioxidant.Vegetables: A food group comprised of EDIBLE PLANTS or their parts.United States Department of Agriculture: A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with improving and maintaining farm income and developing and expanding markets for agricultural products. Through inspection and grading services it safeguards and insures standards of quality in food supply and production.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.United States Food and Drug Administration: An agency of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to maintaining standards of quality of foods, drugs, therapeutic devices, etc.Fruit: The fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds.Animal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutritional physiology of animals.Diet Records: Records of nutrient intake over a specific period of time, usually kept by the patient.Chemistry Techniques, Analytical: Methodologies used for the isolation, identification, detection, and quantitation of chemical substances.Eating: The consumption of edible substances.Iron, Dietary: Iron or iron compounds used in foods or as food. Dietary iron is important in oxygen transport and the synthesis of the iron-porphyrin proteins hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, and cytochrome oxidase. Insufficient amounts of dietary iron can lead to iron-deficiency anemia.Humulus: A plant genus in the CANNABACEAE family. Best known for the buds of Humulus lupulus L. used in BEER.Ginger: Deciduous plant rich in volatile oil (OILS, VOLATILE). It is used as a flavoring agent and has many other uses both internally and topically.Consumer Product SafetyFatty Acids, Omega-3: A group of fatty acids, often of marine origin, which have the first unsaturated bond in the third position from the omega carbon. These fatty acids are believed to reduce serum triglycerides, prevent insulin resistance, improve lipid profile, prolong bleeding times, reduce platelet counts, and decrease platelet adhesiveness.Diet Surveys: Systematic collections of factual data pertaining to the diet of a human population within a given geographic area.Kava: Dried rhizome and roots of Piper methysticum, a shrub native to Oceania and known for its anti-anxiety and sedative properties. Heavy usage results in some adverse effects. It contains ALKALOIDS; LACTONES; kawain, methysticin, mucilage, STARCH, and yangonin. Kava is also the name of the pungent beverage prepared from the plant's roots.Anti-Obesity Agents: Agents that increase energy expenditure and weight loss by neural and chemical regulation. Beta-adrenergic agents and serotoninergic drugs have been experimentally used in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) to treat obesity.Capsules: Hard or soft soluble containers used for the oral administration of medicine.Biological Products: Complex pharmaceutical substances, preparations, or matter derived from organisms usually obtained by biological methods or assay.Trifolium: A plant genus of the family FABACEAE.Chromatography, High Pressure Liquid: Liquid chromatographic techniques which feature high inlet pressures, high sensitivity, and high speed.Angelica sinensis: A plant species of the family APIACEAE that is the source of dong quai.Sodium, Dietary: Sodium or sodium compounds used in foods or as a food. The most frequently used compounds are sodium chloride or sodium glutamate.Food: Any substances taken in by the body that provide nourishment.Maternal Nutritional Physiological Phenomena: Nutrition of a mother which affects the health of the FETUS and INFANT as well as herself.Weight Gain: Increase in BODY WEIGHT over existing weight.Garcinia mangostana: A plant genus of the family CLUSIACEAE. It is the source of the mangosteen fruit.Plant Oils: Oils derived from plants or plant products.beta Carotene: A carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. It is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC). (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Engewood, CO, 1995.)StigmasterolNonprescription Drugs: Medicines that can be sold legally without a DRUG PRESCRIPTION.Vaccinium: A plant genus of the family ERICACEAE known for species with edible fruits.Cereals: Seeds from grasses (POACEAE) which are important in the diet.Food Safety: Activities involved in ensuring the safety of FOOD including avoidance of bacterial and other contamination.Double-Blind Method: A method of studying a drug or procedure in which both the subjects and investigators are kept unaware of who is actually getting which specific treatment.Biological Availability: The extent to which the active ingredient of a drug dosage form becomes available at the site of drug action or in a biological medium believed to reflect accessibility to a site of action.Hypericum: Genus of perennial plants in the family CLUSIACEAE (sometimes classified as Hypericaceae). Herbal and homeopathic preparations are used for depression, neuralgias, and a variety of other conditions. Hypericum contains flavonoids; GLYCOSIDES; mucilage, TANNINS; volatile oils (OILS, ESSENTIAL), hypericin and hyperforin.Soybean Proteins: Proteins which are present in or isolated from SOYBEANS.Drug Labeling: Use of written, printed, or graphic materials upon or accompanying a drug container or wrapper. It includes contents, indications, effects, dosages, routes, methods, frequency and duration of administration, warnings, hazards, contraindications, side effects, precautions, and other relevant information.Drug Contamination: The presence of organisms, or any foreign material that makes a drug preparation impure.Plants, Medicinal: Plants whose roots, leaves, seeds, bark, or other constituent parts possess therapeutic, tonic, purgative, curative or other pharmacologic attributes, when administered to man or animals.Grape Seed Extract: Exudate from seeds of the grape plant Vitis vinifera, composed of oils and secondary plant metabolites (BIOFLAVONOIDS and polyphenols) credited with important medicinal properties.Echinacea: A genus of perennial herbs used topically and internally. It contains echinacoside, GLYCOSIDES; INULIN; isobutyl amides, resin, and SESQUITERPENES.Carotenoids: The general name for a group of fat-soluble pigments found in green, yellow, and leafy vegetables, and yellow fruits. They are aliphatic hydrocarbons consisting of a polyisoprene backbone.Soybeans: An annual legume. The SEEDS of this plant are edible and used to produce a variety of SOY FOODS.Reference Standards: A basis of value established for the measure of quantity, weight, extent or quality, e.g. weight standards, standard solutions, methods, techniques, and procedures used in diagnosis and therapy.Zinc: A metallic element of atomic number 30 and atomic weight 65.38. It is a necessary trace element in the diet, forming an essential part of many enzymes, and playing an important role in protein synthesis and in cell division. Zinc deficiency is associated with ANEMIA, short stature, HYPOGONADISM, impaired WOUND HEALING, and geophagia. It is known by the symbol Zn.Fatty Acids: Organic, monobasic acids derived from hydrocarbons by the equivalent of oxidation of a methyl group to an alcohol, aldehyde, and then acid. Fatty acids are saturated and unsaturated (FATTY ACIDS, UNSATURATED). (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Potassium, Dietary: Potassium or potassium compounds used in foods or as foods.Drugs, Chinese Herbal: Chinese herbal or plant extracts which are used as drugs to treat diseases or promote general well-being. The concept does not include synthesized compounds manufactured in China.Digestion: The process of breakdown of food for metabolism and use by the body.Doping in Sports: Illegitimate use of substances for a desired effect in competitive sports. It includes humans and animals.Salvia officinalis: A plant species of the Salvia genus known as a spice and medicinal plant.Selenium: An element with the atomic symbol Se, atomic number 34, and atomic weight 78.96. It is an essential micronutrient for mammals and other animals but is toxic in large amounts. Selenium protects intracellular structures against oxidative damage. It is an essential component of GLUTATHIONE PEROXIDASE.Pregnancy: The status during which female mammals carry their developing young (EMBRYOS or FETUSES) in utero before birth, beginning from FERTILIZATION to BIRTH.Administration, Oral: The giving of drugs, chemicals, or other substances by mouth.Phytoestrogens: PLANT EXTRACTS and compounds, primarily ISOFLAVONES, that mimic or modulate endogenous estrogens, usually by binding to ESTROGEN RECEPTORS.Serenoa: A plant genus in the family ARECACEAE, order Arecales, subclass Arecidae. The fruit or the extract (Permixon) is used for PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA.Orthomolecular Therapy: The use of very large doses of vitamins or other naturally occurring substances normally present in the body, frequently for the treatment of mental disorders.Docosahexaenoic Acids: C22-unsaturated fatty acids found predominantly in FISH OILS.Liver: A large lobed glandular organ in the abdomen of vertebrates that is responsible for detoxification, metabolism, synthesis and storage of various substances.Vitamin D: A vitamin that includes both CHOLECALCIFEROLS and ERGOCALCIFEROLS, which have the common effect of preventing or curing RICKETS in animals. It can also be viewed as a hormone since it can be formed in SKIN by action of ULTRAVIOLET RAYS upon the precursors, 7-dehydrocholesterol and ERGOSTEROL, and acts on VITAMIN D RECEPTORS to regulate CALCIUM in opposition to PARATHYROID HORMONE.Tea: The infusion of leaves of CAMELLIA SINENSIS (formerly Thea sinensis) as a beverage, the familiar Asian tea, which contains CATECHIN (especially epigallocatechin gallate) and CAFFEINE.Aconitum: A plant genus of the family RANUNCULACEAE. Members contain a number of diterpenoid alkaloids including: aconitans, hypaconitine, ACONITINE, jesaconitine, ignavine, napelline, and mesaconitine. The common name of Wolfbane is similar to the common name for ARNICA.Curcuma: A plant genus of the family ZINGIBERACEAE that contains CURCUMIN and curcuminoids.National Institutes of Health (U.S.): An operating division of the US Department of Health and Human Services. It is concerned with the overall planning, promoting, and administering of programs pertaining to health and medical research. Until 1995, it was an agency of the United States PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE.Life Style: Typical way of life or manner of living characteristic of an individual or group. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed)Garlic: One of the Liliaceae used as a spice (SPICES) and traditional remedy. It contains alliin lyase and alliin, which is converted by alliin lyase to allicin, the pungent ingredient responsible for the aroma of fresh cut garlic.Dose-Response Relationship, Drug: The relationship between the dose of an administered drug and the response of the organism to the drug.Dietary Sucrose: Sucrose present in the diet. It is added to food and drinks as a sweetener.Cattle: Domesticated bovine animals of the genus Bos, usually kept on a farm or ranch and used for the production of meat or dairy products or for heavy labor.Performance-Enhancing Substances: Agents that improve the ability to carry out activities such as athletics, mental endurance, work, and resistance to stress. The substances can include PRESCRIPTION DRUGS; DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS; phytochemicals; and ILLICIT DRUGS.alpha-Tocopherol: A natural tocopherol and one of the most potent antioxidant tocopherols. It exhibits antioxidant activity by virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus. It has four methyl groups on the 6-chromanol nucleus. The natural d form of alpha-tocopherol is more active than its synthetic dl-alpha-tocopherol racemic mixture.Ganoderma: A genus of fungi in the family Ganodermataceae, order POLYPORALES, containing a dimitic hyphal system. It causes a white rot, and is a wood decomposer. Ganoderma lucidum (REISHI) is used in traditional Chinese medicine (MEDICINE, CHINESE TRADITIONAL).Milk Thistle: The plant Silybum marianum in the family ASTERACEAE containing the bioflavonoid complex SILYMARIN. For centuries this has been used traditionally to treat liver disease. Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertn. = Carduus marianus L.Flavonoids: A group of phenyl benzopyrans named for having structures like FLAVONES.Cross-Over Studies: Studies comparing two or more treatments or interventions in which the subjects or patients, upon completion of the course of one treatment, are switched to another. In the case of two treatments, A and B, half the subjects are randomly allocated to receive these in the order A, B and half to receive them in the order B, A. A criticism of this design is that effects of the first treatment may carry over into the period when the second is given. (Last, A Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.Health Food: A non-medical term defined by the lay public as a food that has little or no preservatives, which has not undergone major processing, enrichment or refinement and which may be grown without pesticides. (from Segen, The Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)Nutrition Therapy: Improving health status of an individual by adjusting the quantities, qualities, and methods of nutrient intake.Lactation: The processes of milk secretion by the maternal MAMMARY GLANDS after PARTURITION. The proliferation of the mammary glandular tissue, milk synthesis, and milk expulsion or let down are regulated by the interactions of several hormones including ESTRADIOL; PROGESTERONE; PROLACTIN; and OXYTOCIN.Recommended Dietary Allowances: The amounts of various substances in the diet recommended by governmental guidelines as needed to sustain healthy life.Weight Loss: Decrease in existing BODY WEIGHT.Mucuna: A plant genus of the family FABACEAE that is the source of mucuna gum.Quercetin: A flavonol widely distributed in plants. It is an antioxidant, like many other phenolic heterocyclic compounds. Glycosylated forms include RUTIN and quercetrin.Beverages: Liquids that are suitable for drinking. (From Merriam Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed)Catechin: An antioxidant flavonoid, occurring especially in woody plants as both (+)-catechin and (-)-epicatechin (cis) forms.Cholesterol: The principal sterol of all higher animals, distributed in body tissues, especially the brain and spinal cord, and in animal fats and oils.Pharmacists: Those persons legally qualified by education and training to engage in the practice of pharmacy.Harpagophytum: A plant genus of the family PEDALIACEAE. Members contain harpagoside.Education, Professional: Formal education and training in preparation for the practice of a profession.Probiotics: Live microbial DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS which beneficially affect the host animal by improving its intestinal microbial balance. Antibiotics and other related compounds are not included in this definition. In humans, lactobacilli are commonly used as probiotics, either as single species or in mixed culture with other bacteria. Other genera that have been used are bifidobacteria and streptococci. (J. Nutr. 1995;125:1401-12)Feces: Excrement from the INTESTINES, containing unabsorbed solids, waste products, secretions, and BACTERIA of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Skin Cream: A water-soluble medicinal preparation applied to the skin.Vitamin A: Retinol and derivatives of retinol that play an essential role in metabolic functioning of the retina, the growth of and differentiation of epithelial tissue, the growth of bone, reproduction, and the immune response. Dietary vitamin A is derived from a variety of CAROTENOIDS found in plants. It is enriched in the liver, egg yolks, and the fat component of dairy products.gamma-Linolenic Acid: An omega-6 fatty acid produced in the body as the delta 6-desaturase metabolite of linoleic acid. It is converted to dihomo-gamma-linolenic acid, a biosynthetic precursor of monoenoic prostaglandins such as PGE1. (From Merck Index, 11th ed)Eicosapentaenoic Acid: Important polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils. It serves as the precursor for the prostaglandin-3 and thromboxane-3 families. A diet rich in eicosapentaenoic acid lowers serum lipid concentration, reduces incidence of cardiovascular disorders, prevents platelet aggregation, and inhibits arachidonic acid conversion into the thromboxane-2 and prostaglandin-2 families.Fatty Alcohols: Usually high-molecular-weight, straight-chain primary alcohols, but can also range from as few as 4 carbons, derived from natural fats and oils, including lauryl, stearyl, oleyl, and linoleyl alcohols. They are used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents, plastics, and lube oils and in textile manufacture. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 5th ed)Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Alkaloids: Organic nitrogenous bases. Many alkaloids of medical importance occur in the animal and vegetable kingdoms, and some have been synthesized. (Grant & Hackh's Chemical Dictionary, 5th ed)Nutrition Assessment: Evaluation and measurement of nutritional variables in order to assess the level of nutrition or the NUTRITIONAL STATUS of the individual. NUTRITION SURVEYS may be used in making the assessment.Polyphenols: A large class of organic compounds having more than one PHENOL group.Ethnic Groups: A group of people with a common cultural heritage that sets them apart from others in a variety of social relationships.Swine: Any of various animals that constitute the family Suidae and comprise stout-bodied, short-legged omnivorous mammals with thick skin, usually covered with coarse bristles, a rather long mobile snout, and small tail. Included are the genera Babyrousa, Phacochoerus (wart hogs), and Sus, the latter containing the domestic pig (see SUS SCROFA).Chromatography, Liquid: Chromatographic techniques in which the mobile phase is a liquid.Self Medication: The self administration of medication not prescribed by a physician or in a manner not directed by a physician.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Iron: A metallic element with atomic symbol Fe, atomic number 26, and atomic weight 55.85. It is an essential constituent of HEMOGLOBINS; CYTOCHROMES; and IRON-BINDING PROTEINS. It plays a role in cellular redox reactions and in the transport of OXYGEN.Rumen: The first stomach of ruminants. It lies on the left side of the body, occupying the whole of the left side of the abdomen and even stretching across the median plane of the body to the right side. It is capacious, divided into an upper and a lower sac, each of which has a blind sac at its posterior extremity. The rumen is lined by mucous membrane containing no digestive glands, but mucus-secreting glands are present in large numbers. Coarse, partially chewed food is stored and churned in the rumen until the animal finds circumstances convenient for rumination. When this occurs, little balls of food are regurgitated through the esophagus into the mouth, and are subjected to a second more thorough mastication, swallowed, and passed on into other parts of the compound stomach. (From Black's Veterinary Dictionary, 17th ed)Drug Interactions: The action of a drug that may affect the activity, metabolism, or toxicity of another drug.Cacao: A tree of the family Sterculiaceae (or Byttneriaceae), usually Theobroma cacao, or its seeds, which after fermentation and roasting, yield cocoa and chocolate.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Flavonols: A group of 3-hydroxy-4-keto-FLAVONOIDS.Sulfadiazine: One of the short-acting SULFONAMIDES used in combination with PYRIMETHAMINE to treat toxoplasmosis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and in newborns with congenital infections.Citrus: A plant genus of the family RUTACEAE. They bear the familiar citrus fruits including oranges, grapefruit, lemons, and limes. There are many hybrids which makes the nomenclature confusing.Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Financial Management: The obtaining and management of funds for institutional needs and responsibility for fiscal affairs.Tablets: Solid dosage forms, of varying weight, size, and shape, which may be molded or compressed, and which contain a medicinal substance in pure or diluted form. (Dorland, 28th ed)Obesity: A status with BODY WEIGHT that is grossly above the acceptable or desirable weight, usually due to accumulation of excess FATS in the body. The standards may vary with age, sex, genetic or cultural background. In the BODY MASS INDEX, a BMI greater than 30.0 kg/m2 is considered obese, and a BMI greater than 40.0 kg/m2 is considered morbidly obese (MORBID OBESITY).Pueraria: A plant genus of the family FABACEAE a common weed of the southeast US. There has been folk use for alcoholism and liver protection. It contains puerarin, kakkalide, daidzein (isoflavonoids), and kudzusaponins (oleanene-type triterpene glycosides).Linoleic Acids, Conjugated: A collective term for a group of around nine geometric and positional isomers of LINOLEIC ACID in which the trans/cis double bonds are conjugated, where double bonds alternate with single bonds.Intestinal Absorption: Uptake of substances through the lining of the INTESTINES.Nitrogen: An element with the atomic symbol N, atomic number 7, and atomic weight [14.00643; 14.00728]. Nitrogen exists as a diatomic gas and makes up about 78% of the earth's atmosphere by volume. It is a constituent of proteins and nucleic acids and found in all living cells.Meat: The edible portions of any animal used for food including domestic mammals (the major ones being cattle, swine, and sheep) along with poultry, fish, shellfish, and game.TriglyceridesNutritive Value: An indication of the contribution of a food to the nutrient content of the diet. This value depends on the quantity of a food which is digested and absorbed and the amounts of the essential nutrients (protein, fat, carbohydrate, minerals, vitamins) which it contains. This value can be affected by soil and growing conditions, handling and storage, and processing.Mass Spectrometry: An analytical method used in determining the identity of a chemical based on its mass using mass analyzers/mass spectrometers.Energy Metabolism: The chemical reactions involved in the production and utilization of various forms of energy in cells.Commiphora: A plant genus of the family BURSERACEAE which is a source of gugulipid and guggulu extract. Balm of Gilead is a common name more often referring to POPULUS and sometimes to ABIES.Hawaii: A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330)Nurses: Professionals qualified by graduation from an accredited school of nursing and by passage of a national licensing examination to practice nursing. 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Maternal vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation in lactating bangladeshi women benefits mothers and infants but does not prevent subclinical deficiency. (1/7067)

The effects of maternal postpartum vitamin A or beta-carotene supplementation on maternal and infant serum retinol concentrations, modified relative dose-response (MRDR) ratios and breast milk vitamin A concentrations were assessed during a community-based trial in Matlab, Bangladesh. At 1-3 wk postpartum, women were randomly assigned to receive either (1) a single dose of 200,000 international units [60,000 retinol equivalents (RE)] vitamin A followed by daily placebos (n = 74), (2) daily doses of beta-carotene [7.8 mg (1300 RE)] (n = 73) or (3) daily placebos (n = 73) until 9 mo postpartum. Compared to placebos, vitamin A supplementation resulted in lower maternal MRDR ratios (i.e., increased liver stores) and higher milk vitamin A concentrations at 3 mo, but these improvements were not sustained. The beta-carotene supplementation acted more slowly, resulting in milk vitamin A concentrations higher than the placebo group only at 9 mo. Irrespective of treatment group, over 50% of women produced milk with low vitamin A concentrations (/=0. 06. We conclude that while both interventions were beneficial, neither was sufficient to correct the underlying subclinical vitamin A deficiency in these women nor to bring their infants into adequate vitamin A status.  (+info)

Effect of vitamin A and beta carotene supplementation on women's health.(2/7067)


Double blind, cluster randomised trial of low dose supplementation with vitamin A or beta carotene on mortality related to pregnancy in Nepal. The NNIPS-2 Study Group. (3/7067)

OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact on mortality related to pregnancy of supplementing women of reproductive age each week with a recommended dietary allowance of vitamin A, either preformed or as beta carotene. DESIGN: Double blind, cluster randomised, placebo controlled field trial. SETTING: Rural southeast central plains of Nepal (Sarlahi district). SUBJECTS: 44 646 married women, of whom 20 119 became pregnant 22 189 times. INTERVENTION: 270 wards randomised to 3 groups of 90 each for women to receive weekly a single oral supplement of placebo, vitamin A (7000 micrograms retinol equivalents) or beta carotene (42 mg, or 7000 micrograms retinol equivalents) for over 31/2 years. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: All cause mortality in women during pregnancy up to 12 weeks post partum (pregnancy related mortality) and mortality during pregnancy to 6 weeks postpartum, excluding deaths apparently related to injury (maternal mortality). RESULTS: Mortality related to pregnancy in the placebo, vitamin A, and beta carotene groups was 704, 426, and 361 deaths per 100 000 pregnancies, yielding relative risks (95% confidence intervals) of 0. 60 (0.37 to 0.97) and 0.51 (0.30 to 0.86). This represented reductions of 40% (P<0.04) and 49% (P<0.01) among those who received vitamin A and beta carotene. Combined, vitamin A or beta carotene lowered mortality by 44% (0.56 (0.37 to 0.84), P<0.005) and reduced the maternal mortality ratio from 645 to 385 deaths per 100 000 live births, or by 40% (P<0.02). Differences in cause of death could not be reliably distinguished between supplemented and placebo groups. CONCLUSION: Supplementation of women with either vitamin A or beta carotene at recommended dietary amounts during childbearing years can lower mortality related to pregnancy in rural, undernourished populations of south Asia.  (+info)

Effectiveness of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D supplementation on blood pressure reduction in a pseudohypoparathyroidism patient with high renin activity. (4/7067)

A 42-year-old man had biochemical and somatic abnormalities compatible with pseudohypoparathyroidism type I (PsHP) and also had high plasma renin activity (PRA). After 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (calcitriol) supplementation the systolic/diastolic blood pressure, assessed by 24-hour non-invasive ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, was reduced from 145/96 mm Hg to 128/85 mm Hg with normalization of the serum calcium level and its related hormones, as well as decreased PRA. Calcitriol supplementation successfully reduced the blood pressure in this patient with PsHP and a high PRA, suggesting that calcium-related hormones and/or the renin-angiotensin system were involved in lowering the blood pressure.  (+info)

Candidate noninfectious disease conditions. (5/7067)

Important micronutrient deficiencies in at-risk populations can be addressed simultaneously with programmatically cost-effective results. Because of the interaction between many micronutrients, this would also be biologically effective. With adequate investment and political support, the chances of eliminating iodine deficiency as a problem in women of reproductive age and young children and of eliminating vitamin A deficiency as a problem in young children in the future are high. To eliminate iron deficiency and folic-acid-dependent neural tube defects (FADNTDs) in low-income populations, a new set of approaches will have to be developed. These same approaches, if successful, could be used to tackle other important micronutrient deficiencies.  (+info)

Effects of pre- or postpartum selenium supplementation on selenium status in beef cows and their calves. (6/7067)

The effect of Se supplementation before or after calving on Se status in deficient cows and their calves was studied using 72 beef cows in two experiments. In Exp. 1, cows calving in February or March 1997 were supplemented orally for 15 d in late pregnancy with 13.0, 32.5, or 45.5 mg of Se/d as sodium selenite. Glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activities were measured in red blood cells (RBC) or plasma of cows and calves at d 15 and between d 17 and 88 after calving. In Exp. 2, cows calving in January 1997 were supplemented orally with .0, 13.0, or 32.5 mg of Se/d for 15 d postpartum, and calves were injected with 1.38 mg of Se when 2 d old and at an average age of 49 d. The GSH-Px activities were measured in 30-d-old calves and in cows and calves between d 77 and 115 after calving. In both experiments, Se supplementation resulted in adequate Se status for the dams. The increase in RBC GSH-Px activity was faster with 45.5 mg of Se/d, and GSH-Px activities remained high for up to 98 d after the end of supplementation. The improvement in Se status in calves as a result of maternal supplementation was greater in Exp. 1 than in Exp. 2, suggesting that the placental transfer of Se is more efficient than milk transfer. Prepartum oral Se supplementation of deficient beef cows with 13.0 mg of Se/d for 15 d allowed adequate Se status of dams and calves, and 45.5 mg of Se/d resulted in a faster improvement of Se status. Parenteral administration of 1.38 mg of Se to newborn calves did not sustain normal Se status in calves issued from deficient cows.  (+info)

The effects of low-copper diets with or without supplemental molybdenum on specific immune responses of stressed cattle. (7/7067)

Angus bull calves (n = 42; 7 mo of age; 254 kg initial BW) were used to investigate the effects of dietary Cu and Mo on immune function of stressed cattle. Randomly selected calves (n = 22) were injected with 90 mg of Cu as Cu glycinate 28 d before weaning and castrated at weaning. These calves received 7.5 and 5 mg of supplemental Cu/kg of DM during a 41-d receiving phase and a 196-d growing phase, respectively. The remainder of the steers received no supplemental Cu during the experiment. Copper-supplemented steers had adequate Cu status at weaning, whereas unsupplemented calves were marginally Cu-deficient. Cell-mediated response to intradermal injection of phytohemagglutinin was not affected by dietary treatment during the receiving phase. During the growing phase, half of the steers in each Cu treatment were given 5 mg of supplemental Mo/kg of DM. Copper supplementation increased (P<.05) humoral response to ovalbumin injected on d 133 of the growing phase. On d 168 of the growing phase, calves receiving only supplemental Mo were severely Cu-deficient based on plasma and liver Cu concentrations. The other treatment groups had adequate Cu status. Before feeding on d 168 of the growing phase, half of the steers were loaded onto trailers and transported 2.5 h, and they remained on the trailers an additional 9.5 h. Humoral response to porcine erythrocytes (PRBC) and delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) to dinitrochlorobenzene was tested at the end of the stress period. There was a Cu x stress interaction for humoral response to PRBC, with Cu decreasing antibody titers in unstressed calves and increasing titers in stressed steers. Stressed steers had lower (P = .03) ADG during the 28 d following stress. The results of this study indicate that Cu deficiency and 5 mg of supplemental Mo/kg of DM do not dramatically alter the specific immunity of stressed cattle.  (+info)

Separate and joint effects of micronutrient deficiencies on linear growth. (8/7067)

Recent studies have investigated the effect of micronutrient deficiencies on growth stunting, with special attention toward the effect of zinc, iron, vitamin A and iodine deficiencies. In Mexico, the prevalence of growth stunting in children <5 y old is approximately 24%; it is higher in rural areas and lower in urban areas. In an initial study, the effect of zinc and/or iron supplementation on linear growth was investigated in a longitudinal, placebo-controlled design. After 12 mo of supplementation, there was no difference between the groups supplemented with zinc, iron or zinc plus iron and the placebo group. At baseline, 82% of the children in this study were deficient in at least two out of the five micronutrients that were determined, and 73% were anemic. In another study, a mixture of those micronutrients that were documented to be lacking in Mexican children was formulated in a supplement and given to Mexican children over a period of 12 mo in a longitudinal, placebo-controlled, supplementation design. Children in the low and medium socioeconomic status grew about 1 cm more than similar children in the placebo group. This difference was not found in children of high socioeconomic status. It is suggested that, in most cases, growth stunting is associated with marginal deficiencies of several micronutrients and that in populations with multiple micronutrient deficiencies, the effect on linear growth of supplementation with single nutrients will not be significant. Supplementation with multiple micronutrients is expected to be more effective, but even in that case the actual increment in height was less than the expected potential increment.  (+info)

Pregnant women will be identified from the antenatal clinics of 4 governmental and 2 other health centres. A total of 1400 women meeting set criteria will be randomised into receiving one of the following interventions: 1) Iron and folic acid supplementation to the mother during pregnancy only (IFA group), 2). Multiple micronutrient supplementation to the mother during pregnancy and six months thereafter (MMN group), 3) Lipid-based nutrient supplements to the mother during pregnancy and six months thereafter and to the child from 6 to 18 months of age (LNS group).. The mothers will receive LNS or the multiple micronutrients at 2-weekly intervals at their homes during pregnancy and weekly during first six months of lactation. Children in the LNS group will receive LNS weekly, starting at 6 months. Mothers will be medically examined and tested for defined laboratory parameters at enrolment, at 36 gestation weeks, at birth or soon thereafter, and at 6 months after delivery. Child size will be ...
Pregnant women will be identified from the antenatal clinics of 4 governmental and 2 other health centres. A total of 1400 women meeting set criteria will be randomised into receiving one of the following interventions: 1) Iron and folic acid supplementation to the mother during pregnancy only (IFA group), 2). Multiple micronutrient supplementation to the mother during pregnancy and six months thereafter (MMN group), 3) Lipid-based nutrient supplements to the mother during pregnancy and six months thereafter and to the child from 6 to 18 months of age (LNS group).. The mothers will receive LNS or the multiple micronutrients at 2-weekly intervals at their homes during pregnancy and weekly during first six months of lactation. Children in the LNS group will receive LNS weekly, starting at 6 months. Mothers will be medically examined and tested for defined laboratory parameters at enrolment, at 36 gestation weeks, at birth or soon thereafter, and at 6 months after delivery. Child size will be ...
Toe, L.C.; Bouckaert, K. P.; De Beuf, K.; Roberfroid, Dominique; Meda, N.; Thas, O.; Van Camp, J.; Kolsteren, Patrick; and Huybregts, Lieven F. Seasonality modifies the effect of a lipid-based nutrient supplement for pregnant rural women on birth length. Journal of Nutrition 145(3): 634 - 639.​jn.114.203448 ...
The Council for Responsible Nutritions 2008 Life…supplemented Healthcare Professionals Impact Study found that 75% of dermatologists personally use dietary supplements, and 66% recommend supplements to their patients; 57% of cardiologists personally use dietary supplements, and 72% recommend supplements to their patients; and 73% of orthopedic specialists personally use dietary supplements, and 91% recommend supplements to their patients.. Health professionals, including physicians, have an interest in healthy lifestyles and in habits that may contribute to wellness, which may include the use of dietary supplements," study authors stated. "Some surveys of physicians suggest that they are as likely as members of the general public to use dietary supplements.". The most commonly reported product taken by these specialists was the multivitamin, with 44% of all cardiologists, 61% of all dermatologists and 57% of all orthopedists indicating they had taken a multivitamin within the past year. ...
Dietary supplements are regularly used by a majority of the American population, and usage by health professionals is also common. There is considerable interest in usage patterns within the population and in the reasons for using dietary supplements. The Life...supplemented Healthcare Professionals 2008 Impact Study (HCP Impact Study) surveyed usage of dietary supplements by physicians in three specialties: cardiology, dermatology, and orthopedics. The HCP Impact Study was conducted online by Ipsos Public Affairs for the Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN), a trade association of the dietary supplement industry. Respondents were 900 physicians, including 300 each from three specialties - cardiology, dermatology, and orthopedics. Fifty-seven percent of cardiologists said they use dietary supplements at least occasionally, as did 75% of dermatologists and 73% of orthopedists. The product most commonly reported to be used was a multivitamin, but over 25% in each specialty said they used omega-3
Adolescents in developed countries frequently use dietary supplements despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects or drug interactions. Often males turn to dietary supplements in an attempt to increase their performance for sports while females are more concerned with preventing illness and disease. To understand the underlying reasons and sources of recommendation for dietary supplement use among adolescents in Slovenia, researchers at the University of Ljubljana studied both athletes and nonathletes.
The use of dietary supplements has grown rapidly over the past several decades, and are now used by more than half of the adult population in the United States (US).1 In 1994, the Dietary Supplements Health and Education Act (DSHEA) significantly changed the Food and Drug Administrations (FDA) role in regulating supplement labelling. According to the DSHEA dietary supplements may contain products taken by mouth including vitamins, minerals, herbs or other botanicals, amino acids, other dietary substances, or combinations or extracts of any of these dietary ingredients. The DSHEA reaffirmed that dietary supplements are to be regulated as foods and not as drugs. Annual sales of supplements to Americans are now reported at about $23 billion, a substantial share of which is spent on vitamins and minerals.. The purpose of this review is to present the discussion from available research to internists and other clinicians to help guide their decisions behind the efficacy and safety of dietary ...
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We always recommend food first," advised Bailey. "However, research shows that, overwhelmingly, adults fail to exceed the recommended daily value of any vitamin or mineral from foods alone. For this reason, we must find ways to incorporate these vital nutrients into our diets-and taking a dietary supplement, like a multivitamin, is a great step to take.". At the briefing, Bailey presented research on dietary supplement usage across the spectrum of specific American populations. She noted that adults who use dietary supplements differ from those who do not in a number of ways, including age, gender, race and socioeconomic status.. "A clear pattern that always emerges in almost every cohort that I have ever seen is that the use of dietary supplements increases with the amount of money a person or family has," said Bailey. "Many Americans live in communities that lack accessible, affordable healthy food options. By increasing access to dietary supplements among those most at risk for micronutrient ...
The primary aim of the study was to assess the effect of a nutritional supplement on the clinical conditions of HIV-positive / AIDS patients using standard procedures. This clinical trial comprising 35 patients consisted of a baseline visit and three months of nutrient supplementation from April to September 2003. At baseline, pre-study examinations of the patients were done and patients who satisfied the inclusion criteria were included in the study. At baseline, the physical and clinical conditions of the patients were noted and reported by a physician. This was followed by nutrient supplementation for three months under adequate supervision. The physical and clinical examinations were repeated monthly and at the end of the study. It is believed that the supplement probably played a contributory role in improving the clinical conditions, improvement on the physical appearance and quality of life. However, the positive effects of the supplement on the clinical conditions of the patients cannot
The US FDA has recently issued a final rule that establishes regulations to require current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) for dietary supplements and ensures that dietary supplements are produced in a quality manner, do not contain contaminants or impurities, and are accurately labeled.. According to Commissioner of Food and Drugs Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D.:. "This rule helps to ensure the quality of dietary supplements so that consumers can be confident that the products they purchase contain what is on the label. In addition, as a result of recent amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, by the end of the year, industry will be required to report all serious dietary supplement related adverse events to FDA.". The final CGMP and the interim final rule are effective August 24, 2007.. ...
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Approximately ten years ago, a study was conducted in which 111 healthy men were tested for polymorphisms in the TNF-α (TNF*1 and TNF*2) and lymphotoxin (LT)-α (TNFB*1 and TNFB*2) genes, and the lipopolysaccharide-induced TNF-α production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells was measured after a 12-week period of fish oil supplementation (6 g/day). This study revealed that in the group with the highest TNF-α levels, homozygosity for TNFB*2 was 2.5 times higher. In the group with the lowest TNF-α levels, fish oil supplementation significantly increased the mean TNF-α production from 1,458 ± 600 ng/L to 3,809 ± 2,571 ng/L. In the group with the highest TNF-α levels and the most homozygotes for TNFB*2, the mean TNF-α production decreased significantly from 9,277 ± 4,338 ng/L to 5,323 ± 3,941 ng/L.(2) The anti-inflammatory effect of fish oil is also affected by body mass index and possession of the LT-α+252 A allele.(3) Thus, the variability of genetic expression through the SNPs of ...
Our study based on the serial NHANES from 1999-2000 to 2013-2014 specifically investigated prevalence and trends in dietary supplement use among US adults with diabetes. Overall, approximately 54% of US adults with diabetes took any dietary supplement between 1999 and 2014. Use of MVMM slightly decreased from 36% in 1999-2000 to 32% in 2013-2014. Use of any vitamin product significantly increased, especially after excluding MVMM, while use of any minerals remained stable over the 16 years studied. Use of some individual supplements, especially vitamin D, lycopene (among men), choline, and fish oil significantly increased while some vitamins, minerals and NVNM supplements decreased over the years. In addition, trends in the use of any supplement or MVMM seemed to vary by age, sex, race/ethnicity, or educational level, but not by diabetes duration or diabetic comorbidities.. The overall prevalence and trends in use of any dietary supplement were similarly stable in both of the US general and ...
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The application of n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (n-3 PUFAs) supplementation for major depressive disorder (MDD) has been widely discussed in recent years, but its efficacy and application are still controversial. This network meta-analysis was conducted to compare the efficacy of different dosages of n-3 PUFAs on MDD patients in the early period of treatment. Randomized controlled trials (RCTs) exploring the efficacy of n-3 PUFA supplementation for patients with MDD were retrieved from the databases of Pubmed, Embase and the Cochrane Library. RCTs comparing the efficacy of n-3 PUFA for adult (≥18 years) MDD patients without comorbidity were eligible for our study. The score of depressive symptoms in early therapy period of the treatment (≤9 weeks) was extracted. Standardized mean deviations (SMDs) of all the sores from the eligible RCTs were synthesized in a pairwise meta-analysis in frequentist framework and a random-effects network meta-analysis in Bayesian framework for the overall and
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As a category of food, all dietary supplements are subject to comprehensive, robust regulation. FDA imposes Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations on supplements that are more strict than those for other food. Dietary supplements are subject to postmarket surveillance through mandatory serious adverse event reporting-a requirement that does not apply to conventional foods and beverages.
As a category of food, all dietary supplements are subject to comprehensive, robust regulation. FDA imposes Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations on supplements that are more strict than those for other food. Dietary supplements are subject to postmarket surveillance through mandatory serious adverse event reporting-a requirement that does not apply to conventional foods and beverages.
Its no surprised that the majority of American adults now take one or more dietary supplement daily. During the last decade, many households have switched from a simple multivitamin to more specific supplements for different dietary needs. Its become a billion dollar industry even though many scientific studies have shown mixed results on the effectiveness of supplements on a persons health. What may surprise you though is the number of children that are accidently overdosing on dietary supplements found in the home. Children under the age of 6 are the most affected.
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When you are interested in getting healthy, one of the best things that you can do is start taking dietary supplements. Why would you want to take dietary supplements, and what can they do for you?. Reduce Chances of Disease. One reason that you may want to consider taking dietary supplements is so that you can reduce the chances of contracting certain diseases. If you have the right nutrients going in your body, you will be less likely to get cancer, suffer from heart disease, or get diabetes. This means that if you want to increase the chances of living longer, it is important to start taking some kind of dietary supplements.. Lose Weight. In some cases, taking the right dietary supplements can also help you lose weight. For example, a lot of people take supplements from Nutrasource so that they can improve their metabolism and give their body what it needs. When the chemicals inside your body start working as they were intended to work, the body can burn calories and digest food better. This ...
Dietary supplement manufacturers have already been facing their own, gradual upgrade of safety and quality legal requirements starting with the 2007 publication of FDAs Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Dietary Supplements. Should we really expect members of the dietary supplement community to be particularly anxious, then, on behalf of their brothers and sisters in conventional foods? But, as might be expected in a guest lawyers column, theres an exception to the general rule of dietary supplement FSMA-indifference. It comes in the form of dietary ingredient companies.. For historical reasons (which really means for political reasons and ultimately, perhaps, for economic reasons) the law has not treated dietary supplements and dietary ingredients equally. More than twenty years ago Congress gave FDA the authority to "prescribe good manufacturing practices for dietary supplements" (emphasis added). Some members of the public, when it came time to comment on FDAs proposed rule for ...
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Influence of A Thermogenic Dietary Supplement on Safety Markers, Body Composition, Energy Expenditure, Muscular Performance and Hormone Concentrations: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Double-Blind Trial
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This Guidance for Addressing FDA Inspections of Food Ingredient and Dietary Supplement Facilities has been prepared to assist AHPA members in understanding their rights and obligations when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducts an inspection of a facility in which food ingredients or dietary supplements are manufactured, processed, packed or held. It provides descriptions and analyses of the current federal laws that are relevant to inspection of food ingredient and dietary supplement facilities and suggestions of how to prepare for and conduct inspections in a manner that fully complies with these laws.. FDAs inspection authority and procedures are different for each of the various classes of consumer goods over which that agency holds jurisdiction. FDA inspects most food ingredient facilities, whether the ingredients are intended for inclusion in conventional foods or in dietary supplements, in accordance with the regulation for current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) for ...
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In the Taiwanese study, the investigators conducted two experiments. In one, the volunteers were told to take a multivitamin while those in a control group were assigned a placebo. However, individuals in both groups were actually given a placebo. Based on results from the experiments and survey, the authors found that participants who thought they were taking dietary supplements acted as though they were invulnerable to negative health effects. For example, in one experiment, volunteers who believed they were taking supplements preferred a buffet over an organic meal. In the second experiment, individuals who were led to believe they were taking supplements walked less to improve their health than did participants in the control group. According to Wen-Bin Chiou, of National Sun Yat-Sen University, who conducted the study along with two colleagues, "People who rely on dietary supplement use for health protection may pay a hidden price, the curse of licensed self-indulgence.". It is commonly ...
The new Good Manufacturing Practice regulations for dietary supplements require that manufacturers with shelf life statements on their labels have appropriate scientific substantiation. However, expiration dates are not required by the rule, and the cGMPs released in June provide little to no guidance as to what qualifies as scientific substantiation. Manufacturers are left wondering whether it is in their best interest to provide a shelf life statement and, if so, what the appropriate testing programs are for substantiating shelf life - a daunting and difficult task for manufacturers and marketers of herbal products. To help manufacturers and marketers comply with GMPs, the American Herbal Products Association offers an information-packed tele-seminar, "Shelf Life Statements on Dietary Supplement Labels.". Youll have a chance to gain regulatory, legal and scientific insight from these knowledgeable speakers:. ...
WASHINGTON The Council for Responsible Nutrition last week issued a survey outlining domestic priorities among dietary supplement users. According to the 2008 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements, while the economy ranks as the highest priority issue for the largest portion of survey respondents, healthcare issues rank among the top two domestic issues for the majority of surveyed supplement users, as 52% ranked health care as either the No. 1 or No. 2 domestic issue facing the country. As many as 46% of non-supplement users rank healthcare issues as either first or second. Supplement users also tend to place an emphasis on health as a priority in their own personal lives, as reflected in their day-to-day habits when it comes to maintaining overall wellness, CRN stated. When asked to indicate whether or not they agree with the following statements about their personal behaviors, supplement users and non-users responded according to the chart above.. "Its interesting to note that so many ...
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Most adults haven taken a supplement at least once in their lives. Supplements are available in tablet, pills, capsules, gel caps, liquids and powder form. Some of the more popular supplements include Tocotrienol, Nitric Oxide, Beta Carotene, Folic Acid, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Biotin, Probiotics and Omega 3 to name a few. There are many reasons to take a supplement. Some of the top reasons are often to gain the nutrients, vitamins and minerals often missed by healthy eating. However packaged, supplements allow the body to benefit from its nutrients and quickly absorbed by the body. Another advantage to taking a supplement is that it also can boost health, relieve joint pain and regulate blood sugar. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging components can boost the immune system by feeding cells which allow them to function effectively. Additionally, taking a daily supplement helps reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, cancer prevention, congenital disabilities, and osteoporosis.. ...
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In addition to regulating label claims, FDA regulates dietary supplements in other ways. Supplement ingredients sold in the United States before October 15, 1994, are not required to be reviewed by FDA for their safety before they are marketed because they are presumed to be safe based on their history of use by humans. For a new dietary ingredient (one not sold as a dietary supplement before 1994) the manufacturer must notify FDA of its intent to market a dietary supplement containing the new dietary ingredient and provide information on how it determined that reasonable evidence exists for safe human use of the product. FDA can either refuse to allow new ingredients into or remove existing ingredients from the marketplace for safety reasons.. Unlike drug products, there are no provisions in the law for FDA to approve dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer. Once a dietary supplement is marketed, FDA has to prove that the product is not safe in order to ...
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A couple of clinical trials from Harvard researchers have shown that regular consumption of fish or fish oil supplements can reduce the risk of getting heart attacks significantly.
Nutrition. Are they meeting the criteria of FDA? Are they recommended by the medical community? Slight weight loss is found with some products; the side effects of weight loss supplements should also be noted. Some of the supplements are banned for usage, due to their side effects. There are herbal weight loss supplements available. They are insufficient regarding their efficiency for weight loss. Some of these products are ginseng, conjugated linoleic acid, green tea, glucomannan and l-carnitine and pyruvate. Herbal weight loss supplements are discouraged strongly due to the drastic increase in blood pressure and heart problems by use of such supplements. Supplements can cause hypertension, arrhythmias stroke and myocardial infarction.. What are the risks of supplements?. Advertisement of these supplements is misleading. You also waste your money. The supplements can be unsafe to your health. Some of these supplements can stimulate or suppress hunger. These food compounds are limited in dose. ...
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Neil E. Levin, CCN, DANLA is a nationally board-certified clinical nutritionist with a Diplomate in Advanced Nutritional Laboratory Assessment. He is a professional member of the International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists. Neil is a nutrition educator and a dietary supplement formulator. Neil is a member of the Scientific Council of the national Clinical Nutrition Certification Board and is on the board of directors of the Mid-American Health Organization (MAHO), the Midwest regional affiliate of the National Products Association (NPA). In July, 2008, Neil was named an NPA Industry Champion, an award given to people who have made notable individual contributions to industry above and beyond what is expected to achieve commercial success. Neil is the immediate past president and Program Chair of the American Nutrition Association ( Neil is frequently published or quoted in magazines, newspapers, and scientific journals and has been on ...
I want to talk about a popular topic that has brought forth many questions in my young nutritional career: dietary supplements. They are somewhat controversial in the nutrition world. Some nutritionists believe in them, while others do not.. I, for one, believe in the use of some dietary supplements. However, many of them on the market today make outrageous claims backed by essentially no scientific evidence. Not only could this be a potential waste of money for the consumer, but also it raises safety issues, as limited research usually indicates little safety data.. I have been exposed to a broad range of dietary supplements over my high school and college years, especially in the athletic arena. Lets just say that most people believe everything they read and/or hear, regardless of any glimpse of proof to back up the claims. I am writing here to tell you about the five top dietary supplements I would recommend taking.. 1. Multivitamin/Mineral Supplement. Face the facts. Most of us do not eat ...
Americans spend at least $16 billion a year on nearly 30,000 kinds of dietary supplements, most of which seem safe. But critics contend that 10 years after Congress relaxed federal regulation of supplements manufacturing, little is really known about the long-term effects of many supplements, particularly herbals. Moreover, despite a federal ban against the once-popular weight-loss aid ephedra, critics say at least a dozen other supplements may also pose serious health risks. They want legislation to toughen safety rules and more money spent on enforcement. Questions also have emerged about the efficacy of supplements. Apart from vitamins and minerals, the health benefits of most supplements are minimal to non-existent, critics say. But supplement manufacturers counter that critics exaggerate the problems within the industry, ignore studies that suggest positive health effects of supplements and are hostile to alternative health care in general. ...
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Menopause brings with it a wide array of physical and psychological changes that can substantially affect a womans daily life. One of the most concerning occurrences attributed with this shift is bone loss. This, the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes, can leave menopausal women at a greater risk for osteoporosis.. Recently, data has been released from the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) - an NIH program launched in 1991 to monitor health concerns among post-menopausal women - indicating that taking vitamin D and calcium supplements could help offset osteoporosis risk by slowing bone loss.. According to a press release from the North American Menopause Society, a clinical trial involving more than 30,000 women has revealed that study participants who took daily vitamin D and calcium supplements in conjunction with hormone-based treatments saw greater benefits for bone health, as indicated by lower instances of hip fractures.. Post-menopausal women are ...
... was a dietary supplement designed for weight loss, marketed by the company Goen Technologies and headed by Alexander ... The original TrimSpa and the new TrimSpa X32 are dietary supplements, regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA ... "Dietary Supplements." Last updated July 6, 2007. Last accessed July 13, 2007. TrimSpa Official Website. ... or any dietary supplement, food, drug, or health-related service or program, unless the claims are true, not misleading, and ...
supplements, FDA. "Dietary Supplements". Schwartz, CJ; Valente AJ; Sprague EA; Kelley JL; Cayatte AJ; Mowery J. (Dec 1992). " ... The health food industry's dietary supplements are self regulated and outside of FDA regulations. To properly protect ... The role of dietary oxidized fats/lipid peroxidation (rancid fats) in humans is not clear. Laboratory animals fed rancid fats ... November 2004). "Dietary intake of menaquinone is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: the Rotterdam Study ...
... dietary supplements used by adults. Oral glucosamine is a dietary supplement and is not a pharmaceutical drug. It is illegal in ... "Dietary Supplements". U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Retrieved December 10, 2009. Jordan KM; Arden NK; Doherty M; et al. ( ... Since glucosamine is classified as a dietary supplement in the US, evidence of safety is required by FDA regulations, and ... As is common with heavily promoted dietary supplements, the claimed benefits of glucosamine are based principally on clinical ...
... may be included in energy drinks or herbal teas (in small amounts) or sold as a dietary supplement. The root is most ... Botanical Dietary Supplements. CRC Press. pp. 207-215. ISBN 978-90-265-1855-3. Kim, Seonmin (2007). "Qing". Late Imperial China ...
Mahady, G.B.; Fong, H.H.S.; Farnsworth, N.R. (2001). Botanical Dietary Supplements:. Taylor & Francis. p. 47. ISBN 978-90-265- ... for Use in Nutrient Content Claims for Dietary Supplements and Conventional Foods U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ...
"Botanical Dietary Supplements". Office of Dietary Supplements, US National Institutes of Health. June 2011. Retrieved 25 ... US Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 Goldman P (2001). "Herbal medicines today and the roots of modern ... Since 2004, the sales of ephedra as a dietary supplement is prohibited in the United States by the FDA, and subject to Schedule ... In the United States, herbal remedies are regulated dietary supplements by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under current ...
Mahady, Gail B.; Fong, Harry H.S.; Farnsworth, N.R. (2001). Botanical Dietary Supplements. CRC Press. pp. 207-215. ISBN 978-90- ...
"FDA Issues Dietary Supplements Final Rule" (Press release). U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 22 June 2007. Retrieved 4 August ... Melatonin is categorized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a dietary supplement, and is sold over-the-counter in ... Coates PM, Blackman MR, Cragg GM, Levine M, Moss J, White JD (2005). Encyclopedia of dietary supplements. New York, N.Y: Marcel ... "FDA Tightens Up Dietary Supplement Manufacturing And Labelling". Medical News Today. 26 June 2007. Retrieved 2 September 2013. ...
"DMBA in Dietary Supplements". Food and Drug Administration. "Revealing the hidden dangers of dietary supplements". Science. 20 ... Found in Multiple Dietary Supplements". NSF International. "FDA Warns 14 Sports Supplement Companies Of Illegal DMBA (AMP ... DMBA has been identified as an unapproved ingredient in some over-the-counter dietary supplements, in which it is used in an ... The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers any dietary supplement containing DMBA to be "adulterated". There are no ...
"Dietary supplements for dysmenorrhoea". Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3: CD002124. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002124. ... dietary fibre (98% DV), B vitamins, iron (186% DV) and several other dietary minerals. Fenugreek sprouts, cultivated from a ...
Like all dietary supplements, Protandim has not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and "is not ... "LifeVantage Corporation Announces Voluntary Recall and Replacement of Select Lots of Protandim® Dietary Supplement Due to ... Protandim is a patented dietary supplement marketed by LifeVantage Corporation (NASDAQ: LFVN; formerly LifeLine Therapeutics, ... Overview of Dietary Supplements". Retrieved 25 March 2010. Burnham, Ellen L.; McCord, Joe M.; Bose, Swapan; Brown, Lou Ann S.; ...
Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. 1: 517-525. Gropper, S. S, Smith, J. L., Groff, J. L. (2009). Advanced nutrition and human ... For U.S. food and dietary supplement labeling purposes the amount in a serving is expressed as a percent of Daily Value (%DV). ... Calcium pantothenate is often used in dietary supplements because, as a salt, it is more stable than pantothenic acid. The U.S ... Food and supplement companies have until January 1, 2020 to comply with the change. When found in foods, most pantothenic acid ...
Some advocate dietary supplements. Reasonable accommodations (adjustments and supports) might be put in place to help an ... Curriculum supplement from The NIH Curriculum Supplements Series Akiskal, Hagop S.; Benazzi, Franco (2006). "The DSM-IV and ICD ...
"Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12". Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved 2011-10-02. "Dietary Supplement Fact ... "Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Iodine". Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved 2011-10-02. "Mean dry mass (male) - Fruit fly ... Office of Dietary Supplements. Retrieved 2011-10-02. Report to the CGPM, 14th meeting of the Consultative Committee for Units ( ...
A 2016 review found that evidence of safety is insufficient for all dietary supplements. There is some conflicting evidence in ... There is insufficient evidence to recommend the use of any herbal or dietary supplements for treating dysmenorrhea, including, ... "Dietary supplements for dysmenorrhoea". The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 3: CD002124. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD002124 ...
Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. CRC Press. pp. 653-64. ISBN 978-0-8247-5504-1. Halpern GM. (2007). Healing Mushrooms. ... of B vitamins and contain moderate levels of some dietary minerals (table). When dried to about 10% water, the contents of ...
Office of Dietary Supplements. "Vitamin E Professional Fact Sheet". National Institutes of Health. Retrieved 14 August 2010. ... Dietary Reference Intakes: Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000. ... Some dietary fat is needed for the absorption of vitamin E from the gastrointestinal tract. Anyone diagnosed with cystic ... Abetalipoproteinemia is a rare inherited disorder of fat metabolism that results in poor absorption of dietary fat and vitamin ...
"Hearing on Dietary Supplements. Before the House Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee on Human Resources and ... Although not a licensed physician, witnesses had testified that their health was improved as a result of USHA's dietary ... Committee on Government Operations Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Realations on Dietary Supplements" ( ... A particularly glaring example of unsubstantiated therapeutic claims made for herbal supplements occurred a few years ago when ...
USP also sets standards for dietary supplements, and food ingredients (as part of the Food Chemicals Codex). USP has no role in ... Products that meet the requirements of the program can display the USP Verified Dietary Supplement Mark on their labels. This ... "Are Dietary Supplements Dangerous? - Consumer Reports". Retrieved 2015-12-11. "United States ... USP also conducts verification programs for dietary supplement products and ingredients. These are testing and audit programs. ...
Some advocate dietary supplements. A placebo effect may play a role. Mental health services may be based in hospitals, clinics ... Only two MAO inhibitors remain on the market in the United States because they alter the metabolism of the dietary amino acid ...
"Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin B12". Office of dietary supplements. Retrieved 14 March 2012. "Vitamin B12 ... It is essential, therefore, that vegetarians consume adequate amounts of dietary supplements or foods that have been fortified ... Pregnant and lactating vegetarians (and breastfed infants if the mother's diet is not supplemented) should also use supplements ... DHA and EPA supplements derived from microalgae are available. There is only weak evidence that omega-3 benefits cardiovascular ...
Encyclopedia of dietary supplements. CRC Press. p. 197. ISBN 0-8247-5504-9. Retrieved 2014-10-05. "Evening Primrose Oil". Drugs ... In most cases, the plants are grown as food, with dietary use of the oils as a byproduct of using the seeds as food. Bitter ... A good dietary equivalent to fish oil. Easily turns rancid. Amaranth oil, from the seeds of grain amaranth species, including ... Blackcurrant seed oil, from the seeds of Ribes nigrum, used as a food supplement. High in gamma-Linolenic, omega-3 and omega-6 ...
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641-. ISBN 978-1-4757-2085-3. Melanie Johns Cupp; Timothy S. Tracy (10 December 2002). Dietary Supplements: Toxicology and ... Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (Print). CRC Press. pp. 169-. ISBN 978-0-8247-5504-1. CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors ... In addition to its role as a natural hormone, DHEA is used as an over-the-counter supplement and medication; for information on ... The Merck Index, 13th Edition, 7798 Schulman, Robert A.; Dean, Carolyn (2007). Solve It With Supplements. New York City: Rodale ...
"Botanical dietary supplements gone bad". Chemical research in toxicology. 20 (4): 586-90. doi:10.1021/tx7000527. ISSN 0893-228X ...
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Dietary supplements that contain Ma Huang (ephedra alkaloids) and guarana (caffeine) are widely marketed and used in the U.S. ... Dietary supplements that contain Ma Huang (ephedra alkaloids) and guarana (caffeine) are widely marketed and used in the U.S. ... We conclude that product inconsistency is common among some commercially available dietary supplements that contain ephedra ... and caffeine were determined for 35 commercial dietary supplements and compared with the amounts listed on the product labels. ...
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  • AHPA sent the following letter to the editor to The Daily Beast to correct an article ("Tom Price's Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," April 9, 2017) which inaccurately states that the FDA has been "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated. (
  • Paul Offit's article ("Tom Prices Other Failure: Snake Oil Supplements," The Daily Beast, April 9, 2017) inaccurately states that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been, "prohibited from regulating dietary supplements," and falsely describes the industry as "unregulated. (
  • Philadelphia, Nov. 8, 2017 - Adolescents in developed countries frequently use dietary supplements despite a lack of knowledge about possible harmful effects or drug interactions. (
  • Ashish Talati, a Chicago-based attorney whose firm represents about 350 dietary supplement and food companies from across the globe, said the industry is well regulated and it made sense for manufacturers to share the scientific evidence behind their claims with the FDA. (
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  • The European Commission has also established harmonized rules to help insure that food supplements are safe and properly labeled. (
  • An example would be "_____ helps maintain healthy joints", but the label must bear a disclaimer that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) "has not evaluated the claim and that the dietary supplement product is not intended to "diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease," because only a drug can legally make such a claim. (
  • Furthermore, a dietary supplement must be labeled as a dietary supplement and be intended for ingestion and must not be represented for use as conventional food or as a sole item of a meal or of the diet. (
  • In addition, a dietary supplement cannot be approved or authorized for investigation as a new drug, antibiotic, or biologic, unless it was marketed as a food or a dietary supplement before such approval or authorization. (
  • The intention of a dietary supplement is to supplement the diet, because a person is not receiving enough of a particular nutrient or dietary ingredient from their food sources. (
  • Seven years later-citing published accounts of 16 patients who had died, suffered cardiac arrest, or experienced other serious harm after using the products-the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen petitioned the Food and Drug Administration to ban all dietary supplements containing cesium chloride or other cesium salts. (
  • That database, called CAERS-which is pronounced "cares" and stands for the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Adverse Event Reporting System-is meant to alert the agency to potentially dangerous supplements. (
  • People trying to treat their own ailments with remedies from health-food stores have become severely ill from pills and powders sold as ''dietary supplements,'' according to six reports being published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. (
  • She was especially critical of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994, which weakened the authority of the Food and Drug Administration to regulate vitamins, herbal remedies and other products classified as dietary supplements. (
  • Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and the Prevention of Cancer - A report published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research that reviews available research on cancer prevention by cancer type and specific dietary component. (
  • 1. Supplements are regulated like drugs, and those sold on drugstore shelves have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug administration (FDA). (
  • FDA regulates food supplement safety and labeling and FTC i.e. (
  • Federal Trade Commission regulates food supplement advertising and marketing. (
  • The Dietary Supplement industry is facing increased scrutiny from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (
  • Companies developing new food products must decide which approach-functional food or dietary supplement-they want to take and be knowledgeable about whether the health claims they want to make are allowed. (
  • For decades, this has also been the position of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which appears to have had an antagonism to dietary supplements since early in its history. (
  • At a time when most Americans say they have taken dietary supplements, the Food and Drug Administration just does not have the tools to effectively ensure that these products are safe. (
  • Chase Revel is required to post a $1 million performance bond before advertising, marketing, or selling any food, drug, dietary supplement, device, or health-related service. (
  • A research team from several Taiwanese universities explored the relationship between frequent use of dietary supplements and behaviors related to health after one of the team watched a colleague select unhealthy food rather than organic fare just because the colleague had taken a multivitamin that day. (
  • The results of this study indicate that people who take dietary supplements may believe they are invulnerable to the consequences of behaviors that contribute to poor health, such as eating fast food or choosing not to exercise. (
  • We believe functional foods and supplements containing EPA and DHA can help close some of the nutritional gap that results from poor seafood consumption, especially from these fatty acids which are not found in other food sources. (
  • Although Department of Defense officials said none of the deaths was caused by DMAA, the Food and Drug Administration warned supplement makers to halt production of DMAA-based supplements in 2012 and pressured USPlabs, the makers of DMAA-containing Jack3d, to destroy its $8 million inventory last year. (
  • Though the dietary guidelines are food-based, research demonstrates that many Americans continue to fall short of their nutrient requirements through food consumption alone, the Council for Responsible Nutrition argued. (
  • FRIDAY, April 13, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it has issued tough new restrictions on the sale of dietary supplements that contain dangerously high amounts of caffeine. (
  • Dietary supplements can be purchased at grocery stores, health food stores, and drug stores. (
  • Language within the bill allows the FDA to use drug-related risk assessment to brand dietary supplements as unsafe, overturning fundamental principles of food and drug law. (
  • Under current law, it is up to the FDA to show that a food, food ingredient, or dietary supplement is adulterated and poses a risk to human health. (
  • First, herbal dietary supplements should be subject to more strict regulation by the FDA, which means treating them more like pharmaceuticals and not like food. (
  • The new dosage form provides food supplements in Nespresso compatible coffee capsules. (
  • Furthermore, the settlement requires the defendants to have such evidence whenever they make any claim about the health benefits, performance, efficacy, safety, or side effects of any food, drug, or dietary supplement, or any program that includes such a product. (
  • The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires all supplement manufacturing facilities to comply with current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) requirements . (
  • Multi-Mex Distributor, Inc. just issued a recall of dietary supplements that may be labeled as antibiotic drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. (
  • Protecting the health of those that consume dietary supplements is of great importance to public health agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the product manufacturers. (
  • Dietary supplements cost a lot of money to patients throughout the world - money that would be better spent on healthy food. (
  • Dietary supplements were first regulated in by the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938. (
  • Two Reasons Why a Multivitamin Supplement Works Reason 1 The conventional belief has been that a proper and healthy diet suffices for nutrition in a person. (
  • Dr. Annette Dickinson, a spokeswoman for the Council on Responsible Nutrition, a trade association in Washington representing supplement makers, called the editorial an ''unjustified broadside. (
  • Last year scientists working for the Dutch government found the stimulant in Dexaprine , a supplement made by iForce Nutrition in Vista, California. (
  • A similar finding was reported in the Journal of Nutrition , which noted that 49 percent of the US population takes supplements, with the highest use (70%) among adults age 71 years and older. (
  • It is commonly held among health professionals that the best way for people to get the nutrition they need for overall health is through wholesome foods and not from supplements. (
  • Dietary supplements are widely available to U.S. consumers and monitoring their use over time is an important component of the National Nutrition Monitoring System. (
  • The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) is the primary source of dietary supplement use data for the nation. (
  • This advance allows for the supplement name, manufacturer, address, and nutrition label printed the supplement container to be captured electronically, eliminating the need for manual entry. (
  • His mantra includes efficacious skin care, an anti-inflammatory diet and targeted nutrition that can be obtained from Perricone MD's dietary supplements. (
  • The reason that I'm not promoting them, I'm sometimes told, is because I'm not trained in "botanicals" or "herbals," unlike the friendly neighbourhood naturopath, who routinely recommends a long list of supplements, in contrast with my typical advice to see a medical doctor, or to make basic lifestyle and dietary changes first. (
  • On November 30, 2015, the FDA issued warning letters to five companies whose products marketed as dietary supplements claim to contain picamilon. (
  • Before this time, dietary supplements were subject to the same regulatory requirements as were other foods. (
  • Jareem had no way of knowing that a regulatory scheme designed over 15 years ago for a few companies selling a limited number of simple vitamins and mineral supplements has been hijacked by unscrupulous profiteers," Mr. Tygart told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs at the hearing on bodybuilding products. (
  • Information gained through participation may be used by the participants to demonstrate "appropriateness" of analytical methodology to regulatory agencies and to improve the quality of information associated with dietary supplement products through increased measurement capabilities. (
  • The act amended the FDCA to define dietary supplements as "foods" for most federal regulatory purposes. (
  • CRN's vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs, Duffy MacKay, ND, said the Guidelines were a strong step in the right direction, but said there was room for even greater dietary supplement prominence given the financial and pragmatic difficulty many Americans would have in meeting some of the committee's suggestions, such as fish consumption. (
  • The 135-minute "Marketing 'Red Flags' for Dietary Supplements" teleseminar focuses on a number of regulatory compliance challenges that the dietary supplement industry encounters in its efforts to navigate regulatory compliance while creating successful product marketing campaigns. (
  • Michael's presentation will address shelf life statements on dietary supplements from a regulatory and practical perspective. (
  • Jeff Stassi, program manager for dietary supplement testing at Covance Laboratories, acts as a primary liaison for dietary supplement clients as well as providing expertise on designing comprehensive testing programs to meet scientific and regulatory requirements. (
  • This review also addresses international aspects of dietary supplement regulatory processes. (
  • Safety issues are summarized and the following proposals are offered to improve the herbal dietary supplements regulatory system. (
  • And finally, legislative reform is needed to change the regulatory system of dietary supplements. (
  • Selected supplements were identified by a Medline® search for studies investigating dietary supplements most commonly used by the general population and older adults for cognition, memory or dementia. (
  • PMDSS is designed to help people search for academic journal articles related to dietary supplement literature. (
  • [ 20-22 , 102 ] In the USA, unlike drug products, dietary supplements are not subject to US FDA approval for safety or effectiveness before they are marketed to consumers. (
  • One important thing to note is that the FDA does not monitor the production and safety of supplements-that is the manufacturer's job. (
  • Except in the case of a new dietary ingredient, where pre-market review for safety data and other information is required by law, a firm does not have to provide FDA with the evidence it relies on to substantiate safety or effectiveness before or after it markets its products.Also, manufacturers need to register themselves pursuant to the Bioterrorism Act with FDA before producing or selling supplements. (
  • Recently, the media has once again failed to report the whole story or put things into the proper perspective when they reported on a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. If anything, the analysis published in the October 15th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine clearly demonstrates the safety of dietary supplements. (
  • The CDC sought to evaluate the safety of dietary supplements by looking at adverse event reporting (AER) data from 63 emergency departments over a 10-year period (2004-2013). (
  • Issues such as the contaminated L-tryptophan in the 1980s due to a change in the manufacturing process by one manufacturer or the abuse of ephedrine as a weight-loss agent were unfortunate occurrences, but should not detract from the excellent safety profile of dietary supplements. (
  • Unlike pharmaceutical companies, which must provide the agency with proof of a drug's safety and efficacy before it is approved for sale, natural products companies do not have to submit dietary supplements for clearance before they go on the market. (
  • In contrast, supplement manufacturers do not have to prove safety or efficacy, and there's little oversight of the manufacturing process. (
  • The FDA requires specific safety information from a manufacturer intending to market a dietary supplement containing a new dietary ingredient. (
  • There are no provisions in the law for FDA to "approve" dietary supplements for safety or effectiveness before they reach the consumer. (
  • In the years since the 1994 implementation of the act, which does not require proof of effectiveness or safety before a supplement can go on sale, the number of dietary aids has skyrocketed from 4,000 to an estimated 55,000 to 70,000. (
  • Safety questions have been raised about fish oil supplements, because some species of fish can be contaminated by substances such as mercury, pesticides or PCBs. (
  • On the other hand, concerns have been raised that some supplements might interfere with the safety or effectiveness of some cancer treatments. (
  • Balancing safety of dietary supplements with the free market. (
  • Dietary supplements: balancing consumer choice and safety. (
  • Adverse event reporting for dietary supplements: an inadequate safety valve. (
  • Asking overweight patients about their use of weight-loss supplements and understanding the evidence for the efficacy, safety, and quality of these supplements are critical when counseling patients regarding weight loss. (
  • Chromium is a popular weight-loss supplement, but its efficacy and long-term safety are uncertain. (
  • A newly released report may further help consumers, regulators and manufacturers learn more about the safety of dietary supplements. (
  • LSRO was asked to determine how a system for handling consumer inquiries could be tailored to the task of monitoring the safety of dietary supplements. (
  • This act defined dietary supplements, made safety a matter of regulation, stated the requirements for approved third party literature, and regulated label content. (
  • The authors of the study clearly stated that the numbers of ER visits were less than 5 percent of the numbers that have been previously reported for pharmaceutical products and the severity of the adverse effects are considerably less for dietary supplements. (
  • One key reason: Only a few adverse events related to those products show up in a little-known FDA database that the agency relies on to police the nation's $46 billion supplement industry. (
  • Research suggests that only about 2 percent of adverse events possibly related to dietary supplements each year are ever reported to the CAERS database. (
  • Reports of adverse events have been received by FDA and others, including Metabolife International, the manufacturer of a dietary supplement containing ephedra, Metabolife 356. (
  • Since February 1993, FDA has received 2,277 reports of adverse events associated with dietary supplements containing ephedra, 15 times more reports than it has received for the next most commonly reported herbal dietary supplement. (
  • The report, entitled "Recommendations for Adverse Event Monitoring Programs for Dietary Supplements" is the latest scientific review to be released by the Life Sciences Research Office (LSRO), WWW.LSRO.ORG. (
  • Phase II examined noteworthy postmarket surveillance programs currently in use for other products regulated by FDA with an eye to making recommendations for the design and implementation of an effective monitoring system for adverse events relating to dietary supplements. (
  • Based upon this data, the researchers estimated that dietary supplements are responsible for approximately 23,000 ER visits and 2,000 hospitalizations annually. (
  • Canadian researchers tested popular supplements from 12 companies in 2013, and found that products from just two of the companies contained 100 percent of the supplement. (
  • Researchers found that 51% of all individuals ?19 y of age were taking a calcium supplement. (
  • The supplements used were formulated in a way that allowed researchers to compare the effects of soy protein, milk protein, and refined complex carbohydrate on blood pressure without changing sodium, potassium, and calcium. (
  • Researchers found that a dietary supplement called glucosamine helped to reduce neural excitability in rodents. (
  • The researchers tested their theory with their latest research, by monitoring the effects of the dietary supplement glucosamine against neural excitability. (
  • Researchers are often interested in estimating the distribution of usual intake of dietary components for a population from all sources, including supplements. (
  • To understand the underlying reasons and sources of recommendation for dietary supplement use among adolescents in Slovenia, researchers at the University of Ljubljana studied both athletes and nonathletes. (
  • Researchers at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich., sought to determine if three widely used commercial prostate-specific dietary supplements changed the radiosensitivity of normal prostate and/or androgen-positive and -negative prostate tumor cell lines. (
  • As a result, it can take years for the FDA to build a case that a supplement is unsafe and, as with cesium chloride, to even consider getting it removed from the market. (
  • Investigators also found that 7 percent of the weight loss and immune support supplements they surveyed lacked the required disclaimer stating that FDA had not reviewed whether the statement on the label was truthful. (
  • Taking Weight Loss Supplements during Nursing? (
  • Until such data are available, they conclude, doctors should caution patients about using ephedra-free weight-loss dietary supplements and should monitor blood pressure in those who choose to use the products. (
  • Consumers rely on a supplement s claims to determine whether the product will provide a desired effect, such as weight loss or immune support, the report said. (
  • Eleven supposedly "all-natural" weight-loss supplements contain BMPEA, a close chemical cousin to amphetamine, finds a study published Tuesday. (
  • Are you confused over which dietary supplements really work for weight loss and for improving your athletic performance? (
  • Here's the truth about dietary supplements for weight loss and athletic performance that will surprise you on which ones work and which ones don't according to two new NIH guides released. (
  • The statement noted the FDA and supplement industry are working together to stem the flow of illegally marketed drug products sold under the veil of "dietary supplements," including weight-loss, body-building, and sexual enhancement products. (
  • In recent months, at least one death in Hawaii and dozens of cases of liver failure in that state -- and beyond -- were attributed by federal investigators to the weight-loss supplement, OxyElite Pro. (
  • What are weight-loss dietary supplements and what do they do? (
  • But making these lifestyle changes isn't easy, so you might wonder if taking a dietary supplement that's promoted for weight loss might help. (
  • But there's little scientific evidence that weight-loss supplements work. (
  • You might be surprised to learn that makers of weight-loss supplements rarely carry out studies in people to find out whether their product works and is safe. (
  • To know whether a weight-loss supplement can help people lose weight safely and keep it off, larger groups of people need to be studied for a longer time. (
  • Bitter orange is in some weight loss dietary supplements that used to contain ephedra, another stimulant-containing herb that was banned from the U.S. market in 2004 (see the section on Ephedra ). (
  • Often added to weight-loss dietary supplements, caffeine is found naturally in tea, guarana, kola (cola) nut, yerba mate, and other herbs. (
  • Weight-loss dietary supplements with caffeine might help you lose a little weight or gain less weight over time. (
  • Over-the-counter dietary supplements to treat obesity appeal to many patients who desire a "magic bullet" for weight loss. (
  • A schema for whether physicians should recommend, caution, or discourage use of a particular weight-loss supplement is presented in this article. (
  • More than 50 individual dietary supplements and more than 125 commercial combination products are available for weight loss. (
  • Currently, no weight-loss supplements meet criteria for recommended use. (
  • Because of insufficient or conflicting evidence regarding the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid, ginseng, glucomannan, green tea, hydroxycitric acid, l -carnitine, psyllium, pyruvate, and St. John's wort in weight loss, physicians should caution patients about the use of these supplements and closely monitor those who choose to use these products. (
  • A multi-state survey 3 in 1998 found that 7 percent of adults used OTC weight-loss supplements, with the greatest use noted among young obese women (28 percent). (
  • Retail sales of weight-loss supplements were estimated to be more than $1.3 billion in 2001. (
  • About 50 percent of the swallowing problems occurred in elderly subjects and involved calcium supplements. (
  • 5. Calcium supplements can prevent bone fractures in older women. (
  • This study is unique among those focusing on calcium intake in the US population because both dietary and supplemental sources were evaluated across adult age groups and compared to accompanying patterns in energy intake. (
  • Although reported calcium supplement use increased with age in both men and women, median dietary calcium intake was lower in the 81+ age group by 23% in men and by 14% in 18 women, compared to the median intake reported in the 19-30 year age group. (
  • Calcium supplements have become increasingly popular in recent years. (
  • The percentage of individuals taking a calcium supplement increased in men from 34% in the 19-30 age group to 54% in the 81+ group. (
  • Even though both research groups were working from the same data, due to the application of different statistical techniques and assumptions, Bailey and colleagues' point estimates for median dietary calcium intakes for supplement users and nonusers combined are much higher than those of Kerstetter and colleagues. (
  • According to Krebs-Smith and Kirkpatrick, "The juxtaposition of these two papers provides not only insights into calcium intakes among the population, but also highlights the impact that different statistical approaches to dietary assessment can have on the resulting estimates, pointing to the need for further research to identify optimal methods for assessing total intakes. (
  • Calcium supplements: Too much of a good thing? (
  • Let's take a look at calcium supplements . (
  • Supplements such as calcium for strong bones, and iron for anemia, can play a vital role in assisting children as they grow to be strong and healthy. (
  • The New York Attorney General's office did similar DNA tests of herbal supplements in early 2015 and found that most didn't contain much - if any - of the actual herb on the label. (
  • The aforementioned dietary supplements investigated for using banned substances continued to ignore FDA recalls of the substances. (
  • starting in 2007-2008 dietary supplement data also were collected using 24-hour recalls. (
  • This information is also transferred to the mobile examination center (MEC) and the phone center for the two dietary recalls. (
  • The intercomparison exercises, data reports, and workshops were designed to provide participating laboratories with the tools to evaluate their dietary supplement analytical methodology. (
  • Analytical methods program area focuses on the development and validation of analytical methods that can be used to verify dietary ingredient and label content claims, as tools to meet dietary supplement current good manufacturing practice requirements, and to determine the amounts of constituents of dietary supplements. (
  • All observational and RCTs conducted by antioxidative supplements on DR published up to 1 January 2018 in PubMed, Web of Sciences, Scopus and Cochrane Library databases were included. (
  • 3 , 4 To discover if a nutritional supplement would decrease the number of infections and positively affect the immune system in healthy children, Li et al 5 fed children a follow-up formula to which docosahexaenoic acid, yeast β-glucan, and a prebiotic blend of polydextrose and galactooligosaccharides were added. (
  • Furthermore, there were zero deaths in 2008 from any dietary mineral supplement. (
  • Putting these numbers into perspective it is first important that the study did not highlight any serious AERs or deaths due to dietary supplements. (
  • In late 2011, 17 different supplement products containing DMAA, or dimethylamylamine, were pulled from military commissary shelves following five deaths and reports of serious injuries. (
  • The caffeine-loaded dietary supplements have been linked to at least two deaths in otherwise healthy people, according to the FDA. (